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CA Passes Greenhouse Gas Regulation

State is first to adopt cap-and-trade

On Thursday, California's Air Resources Board voted unanimously to adopt a system that will place limits on greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change. The cap-and-trade program is an attempt to comply with a larger 2006 law that mandates California reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The plan will take effect on Jan. 1st, 2013 and will be the first of its kind in the United States. 

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